Hello Dr Ellie,
I would like to know if drinking water with lemon in it destroys the teeth. I am told that drinking lemon in water first thing in the water is good for your health, but notice that my teeth seem sensitive afterwards, should I stop doing this? I do chew on mints afterwards but still I find that my teeth are more sensitive since I have started doing this …… I am reluctant to stop it cause it’s suppose to have so many health benefits……. I am using listerine in the morning with ACT wash, after brushing my teeth with crest ……. and at night ACT after brushing teeth. Also I have acid reflux should I take more xylitol during the day because of it or rinse more often with act?
What is your view on Lemon in water …..
Thanks for all your knowledge and help
Lemon water, also Cider Vinegar is good for body health – I agree completely!
The problem is that both are very acidic and will dissolve minerals out of your teeth.
Unless sufficient minerals are replaced back into your teeth – lemon water will gradually weaken your teeth.
Weak teeth are full of little holes (which makes them sensitive).
My book describes the process of damage and repair in great detail. Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_25?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=kiss+your+dentist+goodbye&sprefix=kiss+your+dentist+goodbye
I suggest you:
Ensure that you are using the correct Crest toothpaste (Only Crest original paste – no whitening, baking soda, peroxide, tartar control – nothing added at all)
Start using Closys before you brush your teeth ( see http://www.CleanWhiteTeeth.com for details).
Make sure you do not rinse with any water between steps – go from brushing to Listerine – spit out and directly to ACT.
DO NOT use any “sensitivity” products – since they interfere with natural healing and stop this system healing your teeth.
Use Granular xylitol in addition to the Zellies mints and gum ( Zellies products appear to help sensitivity particularly well).
Granular xylitol can be added to water and sipped during the day – for some extra exposures during the day, or night.
The more exposures to xylitol each day – the more protection for your teeth.
Finally I suggest you consider Probiotics.
I suggest the pill form (ask in any health food store) and take them each morning.
I think that if you combine healthy diet, probiotics, xylitol and my system of oral care you will see great results very quickly.
Thanks for your question,
Solutions for Oral Health!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye